southern sweet potato colcannon OS covers!   most images click to recipe    919.404.8526

chilled roasted carrot and ginger soup with honey whipped cream
hoop cheese biscuits

Recipe Creation & Testing

chocolate wine and cherry date nut truffles

These days I'm busy creating recipes for Carolina Country Magazine, the monthly publication for all North Carolina Electric CoOp members! 

watermelon arnold palmer
green pea tartines
dilly swiss tomato pie

In addition to monthly recipes, I do some writing and special feature recipes. Search for my recipes there or click image above to my blog (where you can subscribe.)

I was very excited to have been asked to create, prop, style AND photograph this first ever food cover, since publication began in the 40's. 
Carolina Country Magazine
                  November 2017

For 5 years, I was the recipe developer, tester,
​food & prop stylist and contest judge
​for Our State Magazine.
Some of my styling and creations are here!

These are just a few of the many recipes
I have had fun creating! As you can see,
I can create across the board.
​What might I create for you?

tempura fried squash blossom stuffed with blackberry cheese
corn pudding, cornbread and roasted corn on cob
minty watermelon and cucumber salad
tomato sandwich do-over

In addition to my monthly recipes, I was asked to feature 4 iconic North Carolina foods and create recipes with each for this holiday food issue.  The companies featured are Krispy Kreme, Bone Suckin Sauce, Neese's Sausage and Mt. Olive Pickles! 

all sorts of deviled eggs
new southern seafood platter
fried green tomatoes
day's end braised beef short ribs with shiitake mushrooms

…from ideation and creation from scratch, to testing and tweaking, I love working with clients on all parts of recipe development and testing!
My favorite thing is heading into one of my three kitchens, (especially my rustic and vintage outdoor cookhouse with my grandma’s double oven stove), where I do my happy dance while playing with food. That is what most makes my heart happy. Whether your needs are for the consumer audience, a small producer needing recipes with your value-added products, or as a wholesaler marketing to restaurants, caterers, grocers and others, my experiences cover them all, and it would be my pleasure to get into my kitchen and ​happy dance my skills for you and your products!

Grilled Fish Tacos With Watermelon Pico de Gallo

I have had the pleasure of working with many outstanding companies and publications over the years... here are some of them! In addition to creating the recipes below, I propped and styled them too...and photographed those in Carolina Country, including the November cover!

Recipes created and/or tested in collaboration with...

...a few of my recipes at Carolina Country  click image to recipe

squash blossom pizza

Wendy Perry

thanksgiving day leftovers sandwiches

culinary adventurist